Lady Wave, Rebel boys notch victories; Cathedral boys fall in district basketball

Published 12:07 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Baylee Graning had a game-high 15 points and Natalie Fletcher added 11 as the Cathedral Lady Green Wave defeated the Laurel Christian School Lady Lions 51-13 Tuesday night in the first round of the MAIS District 4-AAA Tournament at Brookhaven Academy.

Even with Elizabeth Smith unable to play because of an illness, No. 3 seed Cathedral dominated No. 6 seed Laurel Christian. The Lady Green Wave led 23-3 after one quarter of play and 41-6 by halftime.

Marty Lewis scored seven points and Grayson Bryant chipped in with six.

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Cathedral (23-5) will take on No. 2 seed Columbia Academy in a girls’ semifinal match-up at 4 p.m. Friday.

ACCS (boys) 55, Laurel Christian School 51

Darius Demby led Adams County Christian School with 25 points and Julian Wilson poured in 19 as the Rebels held on for a 55-51 win over the Laurel Christian School Lions Tuesday night in the opening round of the MAIS District 4-AAA Tournament.

ACCS, the No. 4 seed, was only up 18-16 on No. 5 seed Laurel Christian at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter proved to be the difference as the Rebels outscored the Lions 11-8 to go up 29-24 at halftime.

ACCS (11-11) will take on No. 1 seed Columbia Academy in a boys’ semifinal game at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Brookhaven Academy (boys) 57, Cathedral 42

The Cathedral Green Wave saw its season come to an end Tuesday night after falling to the host and No. 3 seed Brookhaven Academy Cougars 57-42 in the first round of the MAIS District 4-AAA Tournament.

Cathedral, the No. 6 seed, led Brookhaven Academy 12-11 at the end of the first quarter, only to go cold in the second quarter. The Green Wave scored just four points while the Cougars put up 16 points to go into halftime ahead 27-16.

“We won the first quarter, and we never trailed by more than 11 until about midway through the fourth when we had to start fouling,” head coach Matthew Hall said. “We threw a couple of wrinkles at them that they weren’t ready for.”

Derrion Batieste led the Green Wave (9-19) with 18 points while William Doss added seven. Connor Mire and Nic Waycaster had six points each. Ethan Nations led the Cougars with a game-high 19 points.

“We didn’t meet our expectations. We took seven kids to the district tournament. We had three seniors (Batieste, Doss and Mire) that were probably asked to do too much this whole year,” Hall said. “We left it all on the floor tonight.”